Untitled (Rise)

SAULT - Untitled (Rise)
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #2 / 669
User Score
Based on 166 ratings
2020 Ratings: #21
Liked by 8 people
September 18, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Forever Living Originals / Label
Neo-Soul, Funk, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian

It manages to be as lyrically unflinching as the music is compelling – not the easiest balance to achieve, as acres of terrible protest songs historically attest. You’d call it the album of the year if its predecessor wasn’t just as good.

100
Albumism
In a little over six minutes, SAULT manage to demonstrate more excellence than other groups could muster over an album’s length.
90
Clash

It’s a phenomenal record, undoubtedly one of the finest to be released this year – in its mood, kineticism, and an adorned darkness, ‘Untitled (Rise)’ captures something truly remarkable about this chaotic era.

90
Louder Than War
Sault return in double quick time with another stab at winning the award for album of the year.
81
Beats Per Minute
More than writing simple protest songs, they are creating what is arguably some of the most life-affirming and confrontational music released in recent years – and all of it comes at a much-needed time.
JAZZYCHIEF
74
This album is on the verge of greatness, almost there bruv. Alot of these tracks fall short for me, it can get repetitive, but the material that is here is good, flesh out these songs more and we got some certified bangers on our hands.
Muratka
86
The second release of an unknown project in a year is beautiful in neo-soul. Oftentimes, UNTITLED (Rise) features great vocal samples, velvety vocals, gentle and elegant instrumentals.

#BestNewMusic, really.
wtf
88
If you are new to SAULT then you should start with this album. They perfected their sound and added more diversity to it. Their best one so far.

✅shit goes hard
FleetwoodGrips
79
Black rage. It's always been one of the biggest driving elements to the constant drive to protest every form of systemic racism. It's a rage that's the product of self-awareness of the reality of our standing as people in the face of the American Empire. It's a constant rage, one that erupts even within me every now and then. As put eloquently by the illustrious James Baldwin:

"To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost, almost all of ... read more
NibbyNibbyNub
95
Incredible improvements and diversity while still firmly within their comfort zone.
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Track List

  1. Strong
  2. Fearless
  3. Rise
  4. I Just Want to Dance
  5. Street Fighter
  6. Son Shine
  7. Rise Intently
  8. The Beginning & the End
  9. Free
  10. You Know It Ain't
  11. Uncomfortable
  12. No Black Violins in London
  13. Scary Times
  14. The Black & Gold
  15. Little Boy
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Added on: September 17, 2020